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  • A Year in Swarm

    by Danijel Arsenovski on  Sep 04, 2015

    The article tells a story of a small team of tightly-knit developers, a “human swarm”, who largely worked on a single screen and keyboard practicing mob programming, had no formally defined roles, performed no estimates, seldom worked on more than one task at a time and delivered a quality product to a satisfied customer.

  • Executable Images - How to Dockerize Your Development Machine

    by Quinten Krijger on  Aug 29, 2015 1

    Every developer knows the pain of incompatible software. By using Docker executable images developers can take advantage of container technology to better control their development environments.

  • Q&A on Kanban Change Leadership

    by Ben Linders on  Aug 27, 2015

    In the book Kanban Change Leadership Klaus Leopold and Sigi Kaltenecker explore how Kanban can be deployed to get change done in organizations and to build a culture of continuous improvement. An interview on doing change in small steps, solving problems, using WIP limits, priorities and classes of service in Kanban, using the Theory of Constraints with Kanban, and getting results with Kanban.

Q&A with Jez Humble, Joanne Molesky and Barry O’Reilly on Lean Enterprise

Posted by Manuel Pais on  Aug 20, 2015

The "Lean Enterprise" book authors discuss how traditional management practices fail to balance innovation and product exploitation as they require very different sets of capabilities.

An Experiment: The GROWS™ Method

Posted by Andy Hunt on  Aug 19, 2015

Agile software development is in a rut. The most popular agile methods are consistently mis-applied, mis-understood, mis-used, and all too often abandoned. This article proposes a new approach.

Self-service Delivery Platform at Tuenti

Posted by Óscar San José on  Jul 31, 2015

Óscar San José, technical lead at Tuenti (largest Spanish social network) explains how and why their in-house Flow deployment system allowed developer teams to be more independent and deliver faster.

Downscaling SAFe

Posted by Mikael Lundgren, Tomek Pająk on  Jul 29, 2015

This article describes the change that was done to support growth at Seamless Payments, based on Agile and Lean values and using a slimmed down version of SAFe that still maintained its core ideas. 4

Scrum Alone is Not Enough – An Interview with Mark Levison

Posted by Savita Pahuja on  Jul 26, 2015

Mark Levison recently wrote a blog on “Scrum Alone is Not Enough”, which is the first blog of a series to uncover various Agile patterns.

The Practice and Future of Release Engineering

Posted by Bram Adams, Stephany Bellomo, Christian Bird, Tamara Marshall-Keim, Foutse Khomh, Kim Moir on  Jul 19, 2015

This article features highlights from interviews on the state of practice and challenges in release engineering space. Interview questions cover topics like metrics, continuous delivery's benefits. 1

Book Review and Q&A on Agile IT Organization Design

Posted by Savita Pahuja on  Jul 17, 2015

Sriram Narayan’s book – Agile IT Organization Design, provides a basis for reviewing and reshaping the IT organization to equip it better for the digital age.

Practices for DevOps and Continuous Delivery

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 10, 2015

The book Devops in Practice: Reliable and automated software delivery by Danilo Sato provides a hands-on approach for implementing continuous delivery and DevOps practices.

Lessons Learned Adopting Microservices at Gilt, Hailo and nearForm

Posted by Abel Avram on  Jul 07, 2015

This article contains an extensive interview on the microservices adoption process, the benefits and difficulties of implementing microservices, with representatives from Gilt, Hailo and nearForm. 5

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